The Vitality Big Half 2019

With 7 weeks remaining before the London Marathon, I took part in the final race in my training plan, the Vitality Big Half. I was really looking forward to this one: a huge event with 13,000 runners, taking place over half of the London Marathon route meant an ideal sneak preview of some of the... Continue Reading →

Six things I LOVE about marathon training

When I first told people that I had a place for the 2019 London Marathon the most common reaction (after ‘How exciting!’) was ‘Oh but the training will be a total nightmare‘. People couldn’t wait to tell me how gruelling it would be, how time-consuming, how isolating, how painful. So it was something of a pleasant... Continue Reading →

Finding the Right Training Plan

It's less than 6 months until I line up for the start of my first ever marathon – the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon – so it’s time to buckle down and get serious about training. Even a quick 5 minute Google search can pull back hundreds of online training plans, all hugely varying in... Continue Reading →

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